New Moon in Aquarius:  Uncorking the Bottle

New Moon in Aquarius: Uncorking the Bottle

Aquarius New Moon Image

The new moon is in Aquarius on February 4 (2:03pm CDT). Aquarius, an air sign, lifts up and detaches from the weightiness in the planetary placements. Pioneering toward uncharted terrain and raising the middle finger to oppressive systems is motivating. Original ideas come into consciousness on how to fix problems, personal or societal. Connect and share ideas with like-minded friends! The new terrain is rich in seeding philosophies that embody the humanistic perspective that sees beyond just muscle and bone.

The pressure of making the grade, making the cut, and getting it right can serve the purpose of productivity. Yet a boundary-setting, wall-building philosophy can function on over-drive and smother the natural creativity it’s meant to enhance. The urge to impatiently charge ahead on a quest is strong, but be aware of encountering obstacles that trigger irritability. This frustration does not completely block progress per se, but pushes toward it.

An effervescent rebelliousness breaks loose of its constraints. The instinct to put the pedal to the metal and drive is hot behind the wheel, yet the gears are still in park. What bottle needs to be uncorked, shaken loose, or shaken free? A wild and unbridled force bursts forth from its cages. There’s a feeling of being so close to freedom that you can taste it…

To cool down anger and exercise patience, try some of Eye of Horus’ Meditation aromatherapy oil. It’s designed to help bring a calm, contemplative atmosphere. To help connect with friends and like-minded groups, try energizing yourself with Coventry Creations’ Happiness candle. It’s bright, cheery scent helps encourage a sunny outlook and optimism. To blow off steam in healthy ways, consider carrying a piece of tourmalinated quartz. It’s an excellent aid for transmuting the negative to the positive.

Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Leo: The Show Must Go On

Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Leo: The Show Must Go On

The moon is full in Leo (11:15 pm, CDT) with a lunar eclipse (11:1 2pm, CDT) on Saturday, January 20!

This moon and eclipse ushers in a stimulating flow as the sun enters Aquarius. The instinct to get up and go is strong, but patience may be tested. A daredevil who is ready to tackle an amazing feat pauses to plan the next move before pulling the first stunt. The first full moon of 2019 could be characterized as clownish and raucous!

The solar eclipse January 5 illuminates a hidden truth and the lunar eclipse January 20 opens doors to new possibilities. A volcanic dynamic uncaps stuck energies! Where to go now? Which road is now cleared, paved, and ready to travel? Restlessness urges movement. The fuel in the tank is full, and engines are revved!

Harder edges and heaviness in the planetary tapestry inspire a yearning for change. Realign hopes with reality. Submerge into the ocean to see what musings the mermaids have crafted in the deep blue. What ache for the “impossible” dream comes back up to the surface? Keep seeking that dream and be reminded there is more to our world than is visible.

To adeptly surf the full moon waves, consider lighting one of Coventry Creations’ Emotional Balance candles. Keyed to the element of water, it’s meant to help us keep up with the ups and downs of life. To help handle the flow of change, consider incorporating Eye of Horus’ Focus Aid aromatherapy oil into your daily routine. A blend of natural essential oils, it’s designed to keep you focused and sharp, no matter what gets thrown at you. To keep dreams and inspiration alive, burn some of Shoyeido’s Inspiration incense from their Angelic line. It contains sandalwood, which helps to expanding consciousness and awaken the senses.

Full Moon in Cancer: Long Nights and Visions of Home

Full Moon in Cancer: Long Nights and Visions of Home

The moon in Cancer is full December 22 (11:48am, CDT), close to Winter Solstice on December 21 (4:23pm, CDT). It’s the day of longest dark when we go inside to hibernate, looking backward and forward simultaneously, celebrating both beginnings and endings! Planning and strategizing for the year ahead during longer nights can be a useful activity with limited daylight. Steps to attain goals are illuminated as the sun enters wise and strategic Capricorn.

We can peer through the window into other realms now, as we have more nighttime hours to dream and meditate. On the inside of the window exist our dreams, imagination and inner world and on the outside of the window exists the external world. The window is the where the twain shall meet.

What do you wish to create from your inner visions so that they may be reflected and mirrored in the “real” world? Idealism counterbalances pragmatism in the planetary alignments.

How do we balance family and nurturing with work and the demands of survival in our society? The waning full moon over the holidays fosters bonding, yet we may be reminded of painful gaps that need addressing. Some may feel a sense of loss regarding their “home”, with issues such as immigration, forest fires, and homelessness having displaced many folks.

How can we recreate “home” for those who need it most? How are we asked to redefine what family and home mean to us? What commitments can we nurture and grow in 2019, and what ones are best to let go of as we move forward in the coming year?

To explore the underground of your psyche, try using the lush and psychedelic Starman Tarot. It’s colorful, intricate images are perfect tools to help access the most rebellious parts of our intuition. To guide your progress in 2019, consider the We’Moon 2019 planner, which offers inspiration and explorations for every week of the year. To help intertwine your hopes and dreams for the future into your daily life, light Coventry Creations’ Ganesha candle. Dedicated to the deity known as the Bringer of Opportunities, it can be a great aid to getting you on the right path.